Honest, Authentic & Unique Ceremonies for that Final farewell.

Funeral & Memorial Services

Why have a celebrant led Funeral?

I believe that every milestone in life deserves to be acknowledged, remembered, honoured and even celebrated.

A funeral ceremony is an opportunity to honour a person’s final journey from their physical life on to their next destination, wherever that may be,  according to their personal beliefs and philosophy.

As a celebrant, I create my ceremonies in partnership with families to reflect a loved one’s life story, their relationships and families, their life experiences, hobbies and of course their personal beliefs, spiritual or otherwise.

Funeral ceremonies are always unique to each individual and family. Some may be formal, mournful and sad. Others may be serious but light hearted with a range of music choices.

Some ceremonies may be themed with love, laughter, happiness and even dancing, to celebrate a life rather than to mourn.

Anything is possible, I have no rules.

My aim is to create a ceremony that is true to a person, true to their family and an honest reflection of their life, personality and of course wishes.

What is important to me is that when families leave at the end of a service, whether in a crematorium chapel or a graveside, they are departing, safe in the knowledge that their loved one has been truly and appropriately honoured.

It is essential that a family’s lasting memory of that day is one of fulfilment and approval of the occasion to acknowledge the passing of their lost loved one.

It is also recognised that some family relationships are not easy and this can make planning a funeral ceremony truly difficult.

It is my role to help families through this challenging time and ensure a ceremony is honest and sincere, while at the same time respectful, courteous and delivered with integrity.

I am there for you and your family, to create and convey a ceremony that is true to your loved one.

If you are unsure about planning a funeral ceremony and would like more information, call me for an informal chat.

Living Funeral Planning

Have you already decided on your favourite music, poems or readings that you like to be included at your own funeral? What about a specific preferred dress code? Do you know exactly what your funeral plans should be? Are you finding it difficult to discuss this sensitive subject with close family?

Let me help you by writing your living funeral plan now to avoid any distress or disagreement among your family when the time comes. Allow me to take the pressure off your family and ensure that your final wishes are carried out to your own exact and personal requirements.

Feel free to contact me on the form below to discuss your wishes for a Celebration of Life or a living funeral plan and how I might help.

Linda delivered the most amazing Celebration of Life service for my son who was taken from us in tragic circumstances. Her attention to detail was perfect. She met with us whenever we needed, supported us and the rest of the family though this terrible time and ensured our 31 year old son was given the perfect send off to over 300 family and friends.

T and T

Linda Cannon - Your Dorset Celebrant
Linda Cannon - Your Dorset Celebrant3 months ago
Todays ceremony was for a 52 year old local man who had struggled with his demons over many years. He was popular member of the street drinking fraternity who turned out in their numbers today. A few were a bit worse for wear and a couple a little louder than I would have liked. We remembered him as a man, a much loved son, brother and friend. Every ceremony is unique. Proud to have supported his loving parents.
Linda Cannon - Your Dorset Celebrant
Linda Cannon - Your Dorset Celebrant3 months ago
Some more lovely feedback received today after Tuesdays funeral for a kind and generous man who faced his demons in life, overcame them all and gave back to the people who had helped him for so long.

Hello Linda, just wanted to say thank you for all you did for Les’s funeral.
I think we gave him the funeral he wanted and all his wishes were carried out.
It was lovely to meet you and so pleased you did so much to make sure everything went smoothly and to plan. You’re a star ⭐️ Take care, Kind regards, M

 Member of the FOIC

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